Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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granto Mary MacGowan IRENE Slate Creek Dulcimers Dan Charles Thomas Lisa Golladay Bob Reinsel Cynthia Wigington john lashley marg Christine Shoemaker Stewart McCormick Gail Webber Jan Potts Dusty Turtle Linda Jo brockinton Robin Clark Ken Hulme Robin Thompson Strumelia

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club. The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "No wonder everyone has more than one.":
"I inept at the idea of retuning."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago
@don-grundy is now following @robin-thompson
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower:
"Bravo!  That's great!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @kevin63: Early CapriTaurus Dulcimer
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"GREAT NEWS! This sounds like a great new normal!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia: Which chord fingering should I use?
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Tonight salmon and wild rice.  Tomorrow::  CHILI!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "I am a study in inconsistancy":
"I'm making an attempt to organize my practice.  Primarily playing chords; is there a warm up to get you started?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago
@don-grundy is now following @granto
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Minuet in G - Minor Version:
"Wow!  I always enjoy your playing. Where are you going to school? "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"Thank you"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"I won’t have an opportunity to do much this evening. Tomorrow we’re mowing and then have a 2nd grade granddaughter while her sisters play on the high school..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"Thank you dusty, I’ll have to print this and read it more than once."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"GOT IT!  Is there a guideline to moving from string to string?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"I seldom progress past my single string play."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"Does anyone else hear a tune in their head and have to pick it out on the melody and middle string?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Song Identification Help":
"Duane Porterfield might know."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day ":
"EXCELLENT! Thank you."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day ":
"It rained most of the day and then we ran errands."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day ":
"Another great dulcimer video!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intermittently unable to access site":
"I log in: go to groups I belong to. And it’s restricted. Now at 73 I’m no techno whiz but this is the only group I belong to where I have this problem."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intermittently unable to access site":
"Argh! It says I’m signed in but forums I follow are restricted. This happens to me ALL the time. What am I doing WRONG?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago
@don-grundy is now following @forums
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"Well played!  Thank you!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Don Grundy

Frets on noter/drone dulcimer


Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

Drone playing in DAD?


I read an article in Dulcimer Players Magazine and I’m not sure I...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

Additional frets playing traditionally?


Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Anyone else tune GDg?


I have two backpacker dulcimers with 22.5 VSL.  Both are tuned GDG and...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

7+ Fret


I took a dulcimer to a luthier used by all of the local music stores....
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Don Grundy

3 or 4 strings?


When you’re playing melody notes and chords. DAD tuning. Do you play...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the harmonica...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 17
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 29

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Strumelia
03/07/20 01:31:56PM @strumelia:

Thank you Don for your very thoughtful and generous site sponsorship.  worthy


Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.